Hampshire Youth Connect

Hampshire Youth Connect Housed in the Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth, and Learning (CYL). A Program of Hampshire College.

Founding Goals: • To provide on-campus programming for underserved youth • To excite young people about learning in college • To familiarize young people with the college admissions process • To offer paid Hampshire College student internships with community based organizations What We Do: • Sponsor connections between Hampshire College students and underserved youth • Design community courses and programs for underserved youth in the area • Fund Division II and III that support our mission and goals • Design summer programs and offering paid internships to Hampshire students

Mission: Our Mission is to increase exposure and access to higher education and build sustainable and equitable partnerships across communities by linking Hampshire College’s innovative pedagogy with community engagement efforts to provide creative, experiential learning opportunities for underserved youth.

Institute for Southern Studies
08/12/2020
Institute for Southern Studies

Institute for Southern Studies

"Instead of honoring and fulfilling [the special needs child’s education] plan, the school placed him with a substitute teacher who had no awareness or concern about his needs and who escalated the situation by using her hands to forcibly move him," said attorney Benjamin Crump, who was retained by the boy’s mother. "When he acted out, the teacher called the police, who threatened him with jail and tried to put him in handcuffs, which fell off because he was too little."

“Though the year was cut short due to COVID-19, what we see in this report is promising. The passionate and clearly comm...
08/11/2020
Researchers see progress in pilot restorative justice program in S.A. schools

“Though the year was cut short due to COVID-19, what we see in this report is promising. The passionate and clearly committed school teams can expect to see continued results if they follow the recommendations we made in the report. Having a clear vision grounded in social justice, using best practices and committing to removing barriers at the individual, school and district levels will be necessary for significant systemic change with long term impact for our community,” said Jelena Todic, principal investigator and assistant professor in UTSA’s College for Health, Community and Policy.

An assistant professor in the College for Health, Community and Policy, Jelena Todic is principal investigator of the study.

"Thank you @MsAbeja for creating this dope graphic inspired by Teaching to Thrive’s interview with the amazing @DevaDuff...
08/08/2020

"Thank you @MsAbeja for creating this dope graphic inspired by Teaching to Thrive’s interview with the amazing @DevaDuff. 'To know who you are is at center of anti-racism social emotional learning'” @ATN_1863 #abolitionistteaching #thrive #booklist ‬

‪Thank you @MsAbeja for creating this dope graphic inspired by Teaching to Thrive’s interview with the amazing @DevaDuff. “To know who you are is at center of anti-racism social emotional learning.” @ATN_1863 #abolitionistteaching #thrive #booklist ‬

Planning to Change the World
08/08/2020
Planning to Change the World

Planning to Change the World

From the new Abolitionist Teaching Network:

‪”‪ ‪We are proud to share the ATN Guide for Racial Justice and Abolitionist SEL. We hope educators and parents will use this guide to radically love, heal, and dismantle schools that spirit murder our children. We must love, protect, destroy, and build.”

https://abolitionistteachingnetwork.org/guide

Trauma-Informed Teaching in Action: An Expert Interview
08/08/2020
Trauma-Informed Teaching in Action: An Expert Interview

Trauma-Informed Teaching in Action: An Expert Interview

In a recent interview, I spoke with Dr. Elizabeth Dutro and Alex Shevrin Venet concerning the need for trauma-informed teaching in these times. Dr. Dutro is a professor and chair of the Literacy Studies program at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education. There, she draws on past class...

"During this interactive webinar, researchers, parent leaders, educators, and district staff will discuss how to center ...
08/08/2020

"During this interactive webinar, researchers, parent leaders, educators, and district staff will discuss how to center family voices during this pivotal time of COVID-19 and racial reckoning. Through panel discussion and breakout rooms, we will dive deep into questions such as:

1) What does equitable partnership with families look like in schools, districts, and community-based organizations, and how does it make a difference for children and young people?
2) How can families be at the center of driving a more anti-racist educational system?
3) What are concrete strategies for developing trust between families and educators, shifting power to families, and supporting parents as leaders?

The authors of the newest research on family engagement and family leadership will share key lessons from their books: Natural Allies: Hope and Possibility in Teacher-Family Partnerships (Hong), Just Schools: Building Equitable Collaborations with Families and Communities (Ishimaru), and The Ripple Effect in Action: What 7 Parent Leadership Initiatives Learned from Participatory Evaluation (Geller et al.)

This webinar is recommended for family members, educators, administrators, and community partners."

Thursday Aug 20!
Register: bit.ly/2Xs53h7

Clemson researchers help lead national discussion on race and play
08/08/2020
Clemson researchers help lead national discussion on race and play

Clemson researchers help lead national discussion on race and play

An article written by Clemson University faculty argues that black youth face challenges that shape where they play, who they play with and how they engage in recreational activities. The article, “Playing While Black,” has gained attention from scholars across the U.S. since it was first publis...

08/08/2020
Home | Collective of Abolitionist Teachers

"An NEIU Praxis Project
The purpose of this website is to share practical ways to incorporate abolitionist teaching practices. You will find a variety of abolitionist teaching topics on this website, addressed through a Critical Race Theory lens. We encourage you to share thoughts and constructive feedback!"

The purpose of this website is to share practical ways to incorporate abolitionist teaching practices. You will find a variety of abolitionist teaching topics on this website, addressed through a Critical Race Theory lens. We encourage you to share thoughts and constructive feedback!

Whatever the start looks like where you are, consider centering it around student connection and emotional health. ❤️
08/06/2020
Preparing to Welcome Students Back to School

Whatever the start looks like where you are, consider centering it around student connection and emotional health. ❤️

As a first step in your 2020 back-to-school planning, explore these reflection prompts and strategies that will help you center relationship and care in your teaching.

Sincecombahee
08/06/2020
Sincecombahee

Sincecombahee

Coded Language Is Part of Our Racist Education System. Schooled is a series by Zach Schermele, a freshman at Columbia University, that explores the nuances of the American education system.

Beacon Press
08/05/2020
Beacon Press

Beacon Press

Join leading organizers in educational justice for a conversation on the police-free schools movement, Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00 PM!

Liberation Library
08/04/2020
Liberation Library

Liberation Library

More local coverage of Liberation Library’s work—this piece does a great job explaining our partnerships with local Chicago bookstores and why we divested from Amazon.

If you are looking for free professional development on antiracist social-emotional learning, the Abolitionist Teaching ...
08/04/2020
Home - SEE Learning

If you are looking for free professional development on antiracist social-emotional learning, the Abolitionist Teaching Network recommends Emory University's SEE Learning program. It consists of seven self-paced modules, and you get access to their free curriculum resources after doing it!

https://seelearning.emory.edu/

Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore
08/03/2020

Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Learn a new skill this Summer with Tia Chuchas Virtual classes on puppet theater, ink etching, Folklorico, and Son Jarocho music! Registration application is provided in the link in our IG bio! Limited spots left, classes start next week, register soon! 💫

Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore
08/03/2020

Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Recently our Co-Founders Trini and Luis J. Rodriguez were interviewed by the Southern California News Group. In these articles Trini talks about our Social Justice Book Club and it’s mission for change ✊🏾Luis shares a vision quest to imagine a new America ✊🏽.

Outdoor Afro
08/02/2020
Outdoor Afro

Outdoor Afro

The 20th anniversary of their unlikely journey is presented in “A Most Beautiful Thing,” a documentary based off Arshay Cooper’s self-published memoir. It is now available to stream on Xfinity On Demand. The film was executive produced by rapper-actor Common and NBA legends Grant Hill and Dwyane Wade.

Race, Equity, and the State of Education: A Conversation with Dr. Pedro Noguera"The global pandemic has magnified deep s...
08/02/2020
Race, Equity, and the State of Education: A Conversation with Dr. Pedro Noguera

Race, Equity, and the State of Education: A Conversation with Dr. Pedro Noguera

"The global pandemic has magnified deep structural and historical inequities. Join us for a conversation with Dr.Pedro Noguera, national educational leader and Dean of the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, where we will hear his reflections on the state of education today and what it means to support social justice and be an anti-racist educator."

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Pedro Noguera, where we’ll explore issues of race, equity, and the state of education.

Movement Strategy Center
08/02/2020
Movement Strategy Center

Movement Strategy Center

"What if our rising 8th-graders and seniors prepared for high school and post-secondary experiences by centering their humanity and the humanity of others? What if healthy, holistic, interconnected citizenship was a learning objective? What if we tracked executive functioning skills and habits of mind? What if for 'homework' families had healing conversations?"

I've attended some of their webinars, which have been good - and the price is right.
08/02/2020
Center for Adolescent Studies

I've attended some of their webinars, which have been good - and the price is right.

[FREE LIVE WEBINAR] Join teen trauma expert Dr. Sam Himelstein in the upcoming online webinar: “4 Foundations for Helping Trauma-Impacted Youth Not Just Survive, But Thrive.” This webinar is for therapists, counselors, school personnel, teachers, educators, mentors, case managers, and any professional who works directly with trauma-impacted youth.⁣⁣⁣
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⛑ If you’ve ever struggled to connect and build trust with trauma-impacted youth...⁣⁣
📄 If you’ve ever wondered how to approach disruptive behavior from a trauma-informed perspective...⁣⁣
🎓 If you want to learn the most important thing to do when trauma-impacted youth get triggered...⁣⁣
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This webinar is for you. ⁣⁣
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Through the Center for Adolescent Studies, Dr. Himelstein has trained over 25,000 youth-serving professionals through in-person and online seminars. Join this global community by getting the research-backed principles and practices to help the trauma-impacted youth you work with not just survive, but thrive!⁣⁣⁣
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Our next live webinar is on 8/4/2020 @ 11AM PST. Sign up using the link below.⁣⁣⁣

"The purpose of this essay is to explore the educational activism and scholarship of three Black women educators in an e...
08/01/2020
Historical Voices for Contemporary Times: Learning from Black Women Educational Theorists to Redesign Teaching and Teacher Education

"The purpose of this essay is to explore the educational activism and scholarship of three Black women educators in an effort to help readers understand how and why they should inform our teacher education and teaching practices today. The authors highlight the lives of Anna Julia Cooper, Mary McCloud Bethune, and Nannie Helen Burroughs, influential women whose work and theories have shaped the field of teacher education. Through a brief historical analysis of their scholarship and practice, the authors examine how these women ignited educational progress for Black children. This piece is written to honor their lives, center their theories on education, and bring them out of obscurity."

Historical Voices for Contemporary Times: Learning from Black Women Educational Theorists to Redesign Teaching and Teacher Education. Theory Into Practice. Accepted 20 May 2020.

Alliance for Educational Justice
07/31/2020
Alliance for Educational Justice

Alliance for Educational Justice

When educators not only get it, but organize with us. #PoliceFreeSchools

via the Philadelphia Student Union

Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore
07/31/2020

Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Today’s Lil’ Readers reading will be Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. This board book introduces the youngest readers and grown ups the concept and power of antiracism, providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age! ✊🏽✊🏿✊🏾
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Available on our online bookstore through the link in our bio! 📚

Teaching/learning history at home? Here's a great timeline: "A Different Asian American History"Because "we cannot fully...
07/31/2020
A Different Asian American Timeline

Teaching/learning history at home? Here's a great timeline: "A Different Asian American History"

Because "we cannot fully understand Asian American history without asking why Asians arrived in the Americas, and what relationship their arrival had to the global conditions affecting people across racial and national boundaries at the time."

All racial identities are interrelated. This timeline places Asian American history in the context of race, colonialism, and capitalism. Starting in 1441, time periods are marked by major historical shifts, and events are organized by overlapping struggles over land, labor, and empire.

Girls Inc. of the Valley
07/29/2020

Girls Inc. of the Valley

Check out the amazing speakers we have lined up for our Girls & Racism virtual town hall! Stay tuned to hear more about their individual experiences and expertise.

Have you registered yet? https://forms.gle/MQgML7ohpAGtCieb9

Teaching for Black Lives During the Rebellion - Rethinking Schools
07/29/2020
Teaching for Black Lives During the Rebellion - Rethinking Schools

Teaching for Black Lives During the Rebellion - Rethinking Schools

Join Teaching for Black Lives co-editors Dyan Watson, Jesse Hagopian, and Wayne Au for an urgent discussion on teaching and organizing for racial and economic justice in our schools during the rebellion.

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